- DWR Comment Period Underway for List of Statewide Flood Emergency Response Grants
- UCI Scientists Predictor for Southwest Winter Rainfall — Look to New Zealand in the Summer
- San Diego Water Board fines Pardee Homes $291,286 for Uncontrolled Sediment during Storms
- Judge Upholds Water Board’s penalties on Developer
- State Reminds Public of the Hazards of Harmful Algal Bloom Season
All posts tagged "conservation"
Delta Farmers Aid California Drought by Exceeding Water Saving Goal
A group of farmers from the Central and South Delta has thrilled California’s water regulators by voluntarily using more than 32 percent less water compared with 2013. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta had set a...
- Posted March 16, 2016
SoCal residents to see major refund checks
Rialto-based West Valley Water District (WVWD) has decided to refund a portion of its customers’ 2015 water payments. In addition, WVWD has rescinded their 2016 and 2017 rate increases that were approved in 2012. Based on a...
- Posted March 3, 2016
Californians miss conservation goal
During the month of January, Californians missed Governor Jerry Brown’s water conservation mandate goal of 25 percent, a first since the mandatory mandate went into effect. Residents saved 24.8 percent, a small margin from the 25 percent...
- Posted February 26, 2016
Desert water agency lowers conservation requirement
On Tuesday, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors approved a downgrade in conservation numbers for CVWD customers. Previously, CVWD customers were required to conserve outdoor water use by 36 percent. Under the new conservation...
- Posted February 25, 2016
Central Valley to receive grant for conservation efforts
Sonoma County is receiving an $8 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a means of protecting agricultural lands and ecosystems for drought and climate resiliency. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS)...
- Posted February 16, 2016
CSU-Community College partnership trains future water leaders
Headquartered at the Cal State San Bernardino, the Water Resources Institute (WRI) works to place disadvantaged students in internships that could potentially lead to a job in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is...
- Posted February 10, 2016
Inland SoCal water agencies second-guess conservation mandate
Two water agencies that serve inland Southern California are concerned about the State Water Resources Control Board adopting an extension of Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water conservation. Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) and Western Municipal Water District...
- Posted February 5, 2016
State Water Board releases December conservation numbers
Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board released their monthly conservation numbers. December’s numbers, in comparison to November, dropped. In December, Californians conserved 18.3 percent (24.7 billion gallons). In November, that number was 20.4 percent. “While the...
- Posted February 3, 2016
MWD releases annual conservation report
Yesterday, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) released its annual regional progress report that it submits to the California State Legislature. The report addresses the water agency’s achievements in conservation, recycling and groundwater recharge. “Metropolitan’s Board of Directors approved...
- Posted February 2, 2016
Cold months means little conservation for California
Since Governor Jerry Brown implemented mandatory water use reductions last June, Californians have saved 26.3 percent, in comparison to 2013. Although this number has made great strides throughout the region, Governor Brown has considered extending the mandatory...
- Posted January 6, 2016